James E. McCall

March 14, 1933November 27, 2010

James E. “Papaw” McCall, 77, passed away Saturday, November 27, 2010, surrounded by family when he peacefully went to be with the Lord. He was born March 14, 1933, in Wilson, Texas, to the late James and Edith McCall. He went on to marry the love of his life, Hazel Estelle Hargrove, on January 7, 1951, and together they had four beautiful daughters. James loved his family as much as a person was capable of loving. He was truly a great man and this world became a better place because he was here. James was a gift from God and everyone he met always considered him a friend. He is survived by his wife, Hazel Estelle McCall; four daughters: Rhonda Andrews of Lubbock, Connie Brower of Lubbock, Tonia Bradshaw and husband Mike of Frisco, and Joy Miles and husband Bryan of Lubbock; five grandchildren: Shawn Brower, Jennifer Cooper, Kimberly Balzen, Jason Heisel, and Brittney Miles; six great grandchildren; brother, Don Hatchell and wife Marietta; and aunt, Bessie Aten. The family will receive visitors on Wednesday, December 1, 2010, from 5pm to 7pm at Resthaven Funeral Home. Memorial services will be at 2pm on Thursday, December 2, 2010, at Victory Life Baptist Church in Lubbock, where he was a member, with Pastor Brad Jurkovich officiating. Burial will follow in Resthaven Memorial Park.


  • Celebration of Life Thursday, December 2, 2010
  • Visitation Wednesday, December 1, 2010

James E. McCall

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Donald K. Hatchell

January 28, 2011

Uncle James was always so full of life who loved and cared so deeply for family and friends. He will be greatly missed but knowing he's with the Lord. God bless the McCall family. Love Kieth & Cynthia Hatchell

Terrisa Drake

December 2, 2010

I never met a patient more passionate about achieving Perfect Vision than Mr. McCall and I really loved that about him. He's got a perfect set of eyes now and I just know he's using them to look down at us all from Heaven. Love and Prayers, Terrisa Drake, OD

Andrea Taliaferro-Taylor

December 2, 2010

I met Mr McCall at my job, Healthpoint Lab. He was like the gentle giant. The first time I met him, I was intimidated with his demeanor and booming voice but then found out he was a teddy bear. We looked forward to seeing him. He is dearly missed. Our condolences to the family.


Lab staff

(Sandra, Melinda, & Andrea)

December 2, 2010

Dear Hazel,
We have heard so many good things about Mike's Uncle James McCall from him and our daughter Marsha. Our prayers are with you and your family. Ronald and Margaret Dutton, Littlefield


December 2, 2010

My name is Rosario Smith. I met Mr. McCall at my job, South Plains Vision Clinic. He always put on a grumpy face before he came in or before we started his exam, and then as soon as he opened his mouth he was joking and telling us how he had done this and that with his family. He was a joy and I was so saddened when Mrs. McCall called to let us know what had happened. You will all be in my prayers.

December 1, 2010

I love y'all so much and was greatly grieved to hear of his passing. I also celebrate with you Hazel, Connie, Joy, Rhonda and his going to meet his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ in person. Don't you know that he is dancing in Heaven right now right beside Jesus? How blessed he is to be at His side in glory!!! Yes he will be so missed...but I also know he is incredibly happy to be HOME. Kelly Rosemann (Rogers)

December 1, 2010

I used to work with Mac back in the fifties at Whites Auto stores.He was a very nice man and got along well with us delivery people.I was very sorry to hear of his passing.Condolences to his family for I know he will be missed.
Bill Stallings 912 Kewanee ave

Mike Andrews

December 1, 2010

Dear Hazel and family,
I'm so saddened at James' passing. I feel a personal loss, as he was a friend, and I have great memories to remember him by. Please let me share this thought to bring you comfort:

"God saw you getting weaker, and a cure was not to be, so He put his arms around you, and whispered "Come to Me." With tearful eyes we watched you, as we saw you pass away. Although we loved you dearly, He would not make you stay. A loving heart stopped beating, hard working hands at rest, God broke our hearts to prove to us, He only takes the best."

As we grieve at James' homegoing,let's think of him as living in the hearts of those of us he touched, for nothing loved is ever lost and he was loved so much.
Loving you, praying for you,